22 April 2014
Branded by the Pink Triangle
Setterington, Ken. Branded by the Pink Triangle. Second Story Press, 2013.
This book tells the story of the persecution of gay men in Germany and throughout Europe during the Second World War, and their difficulties in receiving reparations and recognition at the conclusion of the war.
It's common knowledge that Hitler caused the deaths of millions of Jews through his "final solution" program of concentration camps, but it's easy to forget that homosexual men, Jehovah's Witnesses, persons with disabilities, the Roma, and political prisoners also received harsh treatment at the hands of the Nazis. This is a great resource for students who wish to study the second world war or who want to understand the heritage of the LGBT+ community.
Recommended for: young adults, adults,
Red Flags: since this discusses concentration camps, there are lots of mentions of death, beatings, torture, rape, starvation, etc.
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
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